“BAD” IS THE NEW “GOOD” IN TECH SUPPORT – Marilyn Armstrong

Bad customer and technical support is the new good. You only think it's bad. The problem is your attitude. Or so they'd have you think. YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE All the big technology companies are working hard to save a few bucks. Competition is fierce. Every penny counts. Since executives won't accept … Continue reading “BAD” IS THE NEW “GOOD” IN TECH SUPPORT – Marilyn Armstrong

WHAT COMPUTER TO BUY IF YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY? Marilyn Armstrong

My granddaughter is in college. Twice. She's studying to be a beautician AND a psychologist (online). She's a bit busy which is fine because it keeps her away from men. She has really terrible taste in men. But at her age, so did I. Actually, thinking about it, most of us had terrible taste in … Continue reading WHAT COMPUTER TO BUY IF YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY? Marilyn Armstrong

IT’S THE LITTLE STUFF THAT GETS ME – Marilyn Armstrong

EVEN WORDPRESS CAN'T BE THAT BAD, CAN THEY? I definitely have a few bones to pick and I'm going to start picking right now. You see, I have these questions. Important questions. And there are, as far as I can tell, no answers to them. 1. Why does WordPress allow us to approve or disapprove … Continue reading IT’S THE LITTLE STUFF THAT GETS ME – Marilyn Armstrong

HACKING, OPERATING SYSTEMS, AND THE END OF THE WORLD – TOM CURLEY

I watch a lot of television. Probably too much. I’m fond of action shows. I'm really fond of all the various comic book shows. The single thing these shows have in common is they all have at least one computer genius. A girl or guy geek who's the best hacker in the business. They always have … Continue reading HACKING, OPERATING SYSTEMS, AND THE END OF THE WORLD – TOM CURLEY

NO SPENDTHRIFTING THIS YEAR – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Spendthrift There was a time when "spendthrift" meant spending too much money for something that wasn't necessary. This was when we were both working and earning good salaries. Summer vacations were when we really spent money.  Great restaurants, jewelry, clothing, hotels, airfare. We worked hard. We deserved it. We still work hard, … Continue reading NO SPENDTHRIFTING THIS YEAR – Marilyn Armstrong

SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENS – Marilyn Armstrong

When Garry came into the bedroom, I was staring at the radio. Garry takes his hearing aids off at night, so we have bedtime conversations at high volume. Shouting, really. "Why are you staring at the radio?" "I'm trying to figure out if it's on. Oh, it just started to make noise. It's on." "But … Continue reading SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENS – Marilyn Armstrong

SHARING MY WORLD THIS WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World 10-8-18 The Questions This Week:  Do you prefer Apple (‘I’ products) or Android for your technology ‘fix’?    I work primarily on a PC. I like the organization and I also appreciate the huge amounts of functional software I can get for it. I have an android (Samsung) phone which I use when I … Continue reading SHARING MY WORLD THIS WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong